Our Concrete Home

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Our blog chronicles our adventures around our 1952 concrete block house. 

Blog of the Month - October 2011

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Over at Our Concrete Home, Andrea, Nate, and their two feline friends (Pixel & Loki) are busy making their concrete block house a home. Since purchasing their 1950's house in 2009, they've filled their blog with details on all kinds of DIY projects (including painting inside and out, replacing windows and doors, removing tired landscaping and tearing out old flooring, to name a few). Alongside their project work, they're sharing some decorating inspiration, their entertaining adventures, and the experience of being featured on Bath Crashers. Our personal favorite, though, are the Feline Friday posts featuring all of Pixel and Loki's mischief … they make us smile every time! Be sure to stop on over and get to know this great blog … we're sure you won't be disappointed!

Feline Friday: Sharing?

Authors: Andrea

Domination of the back of the chair continues…...

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Feline Friday: Something is happening

Authors: Andrea

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Feline Friday: Litter nose

Authors: Andrea

Pixel has developed this condition where she leaves the litter box with her nose covered with that white, nasty litter. It’s been a challenge to capture it, but here we have a light scattering of litter nose (which looks like she might have another problem). I will try to get a full litter nose on camera soon. ...

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Pregnancy Update: Weeks 28-29

Authors: Andrea

The good times continue! I have continued to feel really good the first two weeks of my third trimester. I’ve been able to keep exercising, a normal diet and even a little work around the house. Nate and I have been working on finishing the bedroom closet project so I can finally get my clothes out of the baby’s room. In...

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Fascia decisions

Authors: Andrea

Before refinancing the house, we have a list of projects we want completed. Obviously, the prison bath and bedroom closet projects need to be completed, but we have also have scheduled our house to be painted. You may recall that we ran out of time to paint the fascia after the roof was put in. It was too wet and honestly Nate and I...

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Feline Friday: Silly cats

Authors: Andrea

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Feline Friday: Waiting for a ride

Authors: Andrea

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Building a Bedroom Closet: Part 2

Authors: Andrea

With the closet framed, we were ready to bust through the bedroom wall and start working on the inside.

Of course nothing is simple on a build connected to an existing structure. You never know what you will find in the wall.

In our case, we had to deal with an electrical line running through the wall. We decided that we would have...

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Pregnancy Update: Weeks 25-27

Authors: Andrea

Can you believe it? I am officially at the end of the second trimester. I am so blessed to being feeling good and can stay active. I am trying to enjoy every minute of it because I assume I am going to get a lot bigger in the third trimester.

Highlights of Weeks 25-27

  • Feeling good except a little back & shoulder pain at the end
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Feline Friday: Stuck inside

Authors: Andrea

The cats watch a stunned bird on the patio. ...

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